A Study Comparing Rigid Removable Dressing Systems for Improving Healing and Activity Levels Following Lower Leg Amputations


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare different rigid removable dressing systems that are used to heal and protect a limb following an amputation by measuring the healing of the surgical incision and the activity level of patients following surgery.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Cognitive ability to apply activity monitors and respond to surveys
  • Acute unilateral trans-tibial amputation
  • Received rigid removable dressing during their post-operative care


Exclusion Criteria 

  • Non-ambulatory prior to trans-tibial amputation
  • Post-surgical restrictions or disabilities that would limit ambulation with gait aid, ie
    • prolonged bedrest
    • medications that reduce balance
    • upper extremity weight bearing restrictions
  • < age 21
  • Pregnant
  • Comorbidity (such as neurological disorder or rheumatoid arthritis) that would affect participant’s activity level


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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